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Early Years Initial Teacher Training - GradCert 2019
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: A good honours degree or equivalent. A minimum of 2:1 is desirable although applicants with extensive experience in Early Years will also be considered. GCSE English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject at grade C or above, or equivalent. All applicants must pass the Department for Education's professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course.
Course specific requirements: All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance. All applicants must pass the Department for Education's professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course.
Admissions test required? No
Audition required? No
Criminal check (DBS) required? Yes
Criminal check (DBS) further details: All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
Health checks required?
Interview required? Yes
Interview further details: All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.
Portfolio required? No
Other required? No
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: GCSE English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.
   
Key/Functional Skills  
Are Key Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No - GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 is a minimum requirement for ITT/practitioner status
Are Functional Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No - GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 is a minimum requirement for ITT/practitioner status
   
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Qualifications  
GCE A/AS level  
  Advanced Subsidiary
  A level
    Further details:
BTEC (QCF)  
  Subsidiary Diploma
  Diploma
  Extended Diploma
BTEC (RQF)  
  National Extended Certificate
  National Diploma
  National Extended Diploma
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Acceptability: #N/A
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Overall Tariff Score:
Acceptability: #N/A
Which lines of Learning/Points/Grades are accepted for entry: Please see below:
Additional Information:
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
   
Other UCAS Tariff Qualifications  
Irish Leaving Certificate  
Acceptability: Not acceptable
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
International Baccalaureate  
    Not accepted
   
Extended Project Qualification  
    Not accepted
   
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  
   
English Language Requirements  
International English Language Testing System:  
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CAE score of 52 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CPE score of 45 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015):  
An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT:  
79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE):  
An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
HKDSE English Language Examination:  
An overall score of 4 with a minimum of 3 in each component.
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE):  
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
European Baccalaureate English Language 1:  
A minimum of 6.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 1.
European Baccalaureate English Language 2:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 2.
   
Other Qualifications  
  N/A